Spending an entire vacation at Walt Disney World is still very easy to do of course, and many people still will do just that. However, without Magical Express being an option, one assumes many more people will consider other options outside of Walt Disney World. If you’ve got a rental car, then changing hotels to another resort becomes easy. And staying off-property, at a hotel that’s close by, but not actually part of Walt Disney World, becomes much easier to do as well. Depending on the cost, staying someplace less expensive may make more sense, even with the added cost of rental cars, parking, and/or ride share. The simplicity of staying on property is still part of the calculation, but less so.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a behemoth force in the entertainment industry over the past decade of filmmaking, and its showing no signs of slowing down. Fans are eager to see how the franchise moves on without its OG stars like Iron Man and Captain America, and it looks like a number of heroes will have expanded roles in Phase Four and beyond. Chief among them is Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, who is starring in WandaVision on Disney+ before appearing in Doctor Strange in the Mutiverse of Madness. While production on the sequel recently paused, Olsen is already sharing why she loves working with Raimi.
The news of Jessica Campbell’s passing was shared by her cousin, Sarah Wessling, who revealed that on December 29, 2020, Campbell “suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.” According to TMZ, Campbell’s family is still awaiting the results of her full autopsy from the Multnomah County Medical Examiner in Portland, Oregon. Campbell leaves behind a 10-year-old son named Oliver, and Wessling has set up a GoFundMe page to both providing for Oliver and paying for “cremation, memorial, and probate expense.” At the time of this writing, over $24,000 has been raised.
The past year has put the majority of individuals in the industry in the same boat – and it’s not a pretty one. The pandemic has busted holes in everyone’s life raft, and even stolen an oar or two. The delays we have seen in new releases is just one consequence, complications with filming being another, and it has forced people in the industry to get creative. M. Night Shyamalan knows this, as he has also had to adjust his own plans during the filming of the second season of Servant. And, Warner Brothers’ distribution tactic seems to be just another hit to filmmakers.
However, Wonder Woman 1984’s opening sequence ended with Diana not winning, but learning a lesson. After losing her lead, Diana manages to regain it by taking a shortcut, but also ends up missing one of the checkpoints. Before she can cross the finish line ahead of everyone else, her aunt Antiope removes her from the competition, telling her that her victories and gains in life must be achieved honestly, a sentiment Diana’s mother, Queen Hippolyta echoes. Naturally that lesson comes into play during Wonder Woman 1984’s main narrative when the Dreamstone starts granting people’s wishes, including bringing back Steve Trevor for Diana.
Right off of the bat, Phase Four differs significantly from its predecessors because it includes television. Marvel has operated in TV before, both on ABC and Netflix. Those offerings were not a part of the MCU. Starting with WandaVision on Disney+, though, the Phases will morph to incorporate programming. A LOT more programming, There are 12 shows and 11 movies in Phase Four at the moment. So when we interviewed Kevin Feige about “Phases,” and if the concept was still in play for Marvel Studios, he explained:
The film, based on the play by Noël Coward, tells the story of a man dealing with writer’s block who enlists the help of a séance, and ends up bringing back the ghost of his dead first wife, who had been his muse. This is an issue for the man’s current love. There is a scene where man and ghost get it on, at least as much as man and ghost can do so. Stevens recently spoke with Digital Spy and admitted that the story doesn’t put a great deal of thought into exactly how that would work, and hopefully viewers won’t worry about it too much either. Stevens explains…
Unlike Disneyland in California, Florida’s Disney World has been open since mid-July, but that doesn’t mean every single ride, attraction, resort, shop and restaurant is operating. In fact, a healthy portion is either dark or running at reduced capacity. This includes one of my absolute favorite rides, PeopleMover, which has been shuttered since Disney World reopened. Fortunately for me and my fellow Transit Authority fans, however, it seems like the prolonged closure may be able to come to an end.
I was raised in such a manner that I was Black and I’m a Black woman, no matter where I am, but it wasn’t something that had to be stated. Every time I walked in a room, it wasn’t as a Black woman, it was just, ‘Oh, is that what you want? To be great? You can be it.’ No one told me the limitation. So as I got older and started really diving into this… obviously growing up on the East coast, I have a different mentality. So when I came out here to go to college, I just believed that hard work plus determination equals reward. Well, then I get into an industry that tells me all of the things that I’m not enough at as a Black woman. So now, because you’re telling me I can’t act and I can’t be these things because I’m Black and because I’m not pretty enough, not sexy enough, not this enough and because I’m too dark over here, or I’m not dark enough. All of these things are why you’re telling me I can’t pursue the thing that I love. So now it’s my mission to change all of that one thing at a time. You’re telling me I can’t be this? I’m gonna write a movie with four of them being that. It’s my driving factor. One of my biggest motivations is: tell me what I can’t do, and I’m going to show you 20 different ways in which I can.
Well, that was pretty glowing. And while Locked Down is neither the first or last film project to be focused on life in the midst of isolation, Eric Eisenberg seems to think Doug Liman’s new comedy stands out for the quality of the performances and overall film. Of course, not every critic felt the same way about the movie’s overall effectiveness. IndieMire‘s David Ehrlich seemed to think it failed to reach its potential, writing: